Monthly Archives: January 2011

Notes: Exodus 23:20-24:18

Exodus 23:20-24:18 Bible Narrative Project So, when God says in v. 30 “I will drive them out before you little by little” — doesn’t that mean he never really meant ‘total annihilation’–that those were just battle words? http://ichthus77.blogspot.com/2008/01/conquest-of-canaan.html

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Notes: Exodus 13-20

Genesis 39-45, Job 31-37 Bible Narrative Project The repetition of rituals help us remember what is important. They remembered Joseph’s bones (will take them to Shechem…remember?). I can relate to Moses being the representative of the people to God, who are … Continue reading

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Does prayer change the future?

There are three ways of seeing prayer: First Way:  God changes the future when he answers our prayer. Second Way:  The future is set in stone but includes answered prayer. Third Way:  Prayer is futile because the future is set … Continue reading

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Notes: Exodus 10-12, Psalm 136

Exodus 10-12, Psalm 136 Bible Narrative Project The ninth plague insulted Ra/Re (the sun god). Jesus is the Passover Lamb. Makes more sense for the New Year to be in the Spring (Easter, resurrection)…rather than in the “dead” of winter. See … Continue reading

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Notes: Exodus 7-9, Psalm 114

Exodus 7-9, Psalm 114 Bible Narrative Project God counts to 3 (like I do with my children), 3 times, with these plagues. The first plague insulted Hapi (the Nile god), the second insulted Heqt, the fifth insulted Apis, Mnevis, Hathor, Khnum … Continue reading

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Notes: Exodus 4-6, Psalm 106

Exodus 4-6, Psalm 106 Bible Narrative Project Psalm 106 is a wonderful psalm about forgiveness. I can relate to Moses’ apprehension to be God’s mouthpiece, and the people’s ignoring Moses, even after the signs, once their labors increased.

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Notes: Exodus 1-3, Psalm 105

Exodus 1-3, Psalm 105 Bible Narrative Project It is 400 years after the prophesy to Abraham (Genesis 15:14) and the Israelites are living in Egypt in Goshen, where they settled after Joseph brought his family down from Canaan. But the pharaoh … Continue reading

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Notes: Genesis 50:22-26

Genesis 50:22-26 Bible Narrative Project This passage says Joseph bore his great grand children on his knees (as in adopted them) but couldn’t it mean he lived so long he was able to bounce his great grand children on his … Continue reading

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Notes: Genesis 50:1-21, Job 42:10-17

Genesis 50:1-21, Job 42:10-17 Bible Narrative Project Genesis: Israel/Jacob dies and Joseph uses his influence to have a great funeral for him, and honors his father’s wishes to be buried in Canaan. They really go all-out. Job: Job’s fortunes are restored … Continue reading

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Notes: Genesis 49, Job 42:1-9

Genesis 49, Job 42:1-9 Bible Narrative Project Noah, Abraham, Isaac, and now Jacob all deliver prophecies about their sons’ descendants, based on the behavior of their sons. Not that their descendants would be punished/rewarded for their sons’ behavior–but … generational cycles … Continue reading

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